ORLANDO – A car manufacturer is suing an Ocoee business and an individual alleging they shipped vehicles to China in violation of the terms of a contract.

Ford Motor Co. filed a complaint on July 25 in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida, Orlando Division against Mad Enterprise Group LLC, doing business as Mad Enterprises Group LLC, and Howard Scott Bassuk alleging breach of contract and other counts.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that it and Bassuk entered into an agreement for Ford's Competitive Price Allowance program to purchase vehicles at a discount through the Ford Fleet Program. The suit states the terms of the agreement were that to be eligible for discounts, all vehicles purchased under the program must be registered and operated in the U.S., and that the defendants purchased more than 900 vehicles. The plaintiff holds Mad Enterprise Group LLC and Bassuk responsible because the defendants allegedly exported the purchased vehicles from plaintiff to China.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks actual damages, compensatory damages, interest, all legal fees and any other relief as this court deems just. It is represented by M. Gary Toole, John R. Reid and Jessica M. Kennedy of McDonald Toole Wiggins PA in Orlando.

U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida, Orlando Division Case number 6:16-cv-01333-PGB-TBS

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